Preparing, carrying out and completing a doctorate may raise various questions. Due to the high degree of specialisation and variation between disciplines, it is not possible to offer doctoral candidates a centralised advisory service. Instead, at Leipzig University we support doctoral candidates with individual advisory services. If you are considering pursuing a doctorate, it would be wise to find out beforehand about the extensive range of research opportunities on offer. This will require consultation with supervising professors on the subject of your doctorate.

Faculty contacts

All 14 of the University’s faculties hold the right to award doctorates. Please contact the assistant to the dean.

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Dr Martin Hüneburg

Assistant to the Dean

Faculty of Theology
Institutsgebäude Theologie
Martin-Luther-Ring 3-5
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35402
Fax: +49 341 97-35509

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Dr Christian Kraus

Assistant to the Dean

Verwaltung/Juristenfakultät
Burgstr. 27
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35102
Fax: +49 341 97-39211

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Uta Al-Marie

Assistant to the Dean

Verwaltung/Fakultät für GKO
Schillerstr. 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37002
Fax: +49 341 97-37049

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Dr Karin Hämmer

Assistant to the Dean

Verwaltung/Philologische Fakultät
Beethovenstr. 15
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37302
Fax: +49 341 97-37349

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Dr Sylvia Huber

Assistant to the Dean

Faculty of Education
Marschnerstr. 31, Room 101
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-31402
Fax: +49 341 97-31499

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Dr Joachim Feldmann

Assistant to the Dean

Verwaltung/Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie
Beethovenstr. 15
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35602
Fax: +49 341 97-35699

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Dr Martina Diesener

Assistant to the Dean

Grimmaische Str. 12
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33502
Fax: +49 341 97-33509

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Marco Morgner

Assistant to the Dean

Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-31611
Fax: +49 341 97-31699

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Dr Jürgen Janassary

Assistant to the Dean

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Augustusplatz 10
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32104
Fax: +49 341 97-39231

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Markus Lorenz

Assistant to the Dean

Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften
Anbau
Brüderstr. 32
04103 Leipzig

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Dr Annett Krüger

Assistant to the Dean

Verwaltung/Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften
Linnéstr. 5, Room 304
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32402
Fax: +49 341 97-32497

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Dr Christian Richter

Assistant to the Dean

Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
Hauptgebäude Chemie
Johannisallee 29, Room 130
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36011
Fax: +49 341 97-36099

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Rositta Kunze

Doctoral Candidates Officer

Verwaltung/Veterinärmedizinische Fakultät
An den Tierkliniken 19
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-38002
Fax: +49 341 97-38099

Graduate Centre programme classes

Our university offers a variety of programme classes within its three Graduate Centres.

Organising your doctorate

If you are German and interested in enrolling on a doctoral programme, you will usually need to use the AlmaWeb portal and can request assistance from the Student Office.

After entering your information online, please print the application form and submit it, together with the accompanying documents, to the Student Service Centre (SSZ) either by post or in person during its opening hours.

Enrolment in doctoral studies is possible in all courses of study offered at Leipzig University. The prerequisite for enrolment is admission to the list of doctoral candidates in accordance with the doctoral regulations, admission to a doctoral programme, or acceptance at a Graduiertenkolleg (referred to in English by the DFG as a Research Training Group). If you have any questions about enrolment, please contact Ms Gebhardt.

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Susanne Gebhardt

Doctoral Programmes Officer

Studentensekretariat
Goethestr. 6, Room 741/42
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32026
Fax: +49 341 97-32059

If you are from abroad, you can apply at the International Centre to enrol on a doctoral programme.

 Betina Sedlaczek

Betina Sedlaczek

International Studies Officer

International Center
Goethestr. 6, Room 402
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32027
Fax: +49 341 97-32049

The contact point for questions on all three funding options is the Section for Academic Affairs.

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Verena Jochmann

Academic Affairs Officer

Akademische Angelegenheiten
Verwaltungsgebäude
Goethestr. 6, Room 705/06
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32009
Fax: +49 341 97-32099

 Gerhard Fuchs

Gerhard Fuchs

EU Liaison Officer

Forschungsförderung und Antragsberatung
Ritterstr. 26, Room 317
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35012
Fax: +49 341 97-35009

Representation of doctoral candidates

The Doctoral Council (ProRat) is an elected body that promotes the interests of doctoral students at our university. Doctoral candidates can seek advice in person every last Tuesday of the month from 11am until 12pm, or alternatively get in touch by email or phone.

Doctoral Council

Villa Tillmanns
Wächterstraße 30, ground floor, room 05
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 37 183

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The structured doctoral programmes and the Research Academy Leipzig have additional representatives for their particular coordination needs.

The International Doctoral Candidate Initiative at our university aims to help international doctoral researchers share their experiences. It organises various events for networking and support.

 

Additional advisory services

Equal opportunities, family-friendliness and freedom from discrimination are crucial preconditions for an innovative research culture, a stimulating teaching atmosphere, and a productive working environment. The Equal Opportunities Office at Leipzig University offers doctoral candidates an extensive range of advisory and support services.

The Office of Ombudspersons at Leipzig University oversees compliance with good academic practice, offering advice in the event of doubt or problems.

Questions concerning research ethics can also be addressed to the recently founded Ethics Advisory Board.

The Faculty of Medicine offers its doctoral researchers tailored advisory services and arbitration options.

Besides the Equal Opportunities Office, Leipzig Student Services also offers advisory and day-care services for doctoral candidates with children.

The International Centre assists doctoral researchers with preparing for research periods abroad and finding funding.

Advisory services for doctoral candidates are available from Leipzig Student Services in a collaborative project with the Faculty of Medicine. Individual consultations are possible with or without an appointment.

The University has appointed independent third parties to mediate in conflict situations involving doctorates. They are bound to secrecy with respect to third parties and can be contacted for advice and mediation.

One of our university’s Central Institutions, the Research Academy Leipzig was set up to promote the scholars and scientists of tomorrow. It qualifies, informs and connects doctoral candidates. The structured doctoral programmes are distributed among its three Graduate Centres.

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